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Japan Regulator: Apple Breached Antitrust Rules with iPhone

Japan Regulator: Apple Breached Antitrust Rules with iPhone

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) says Apple’s Japan unit has breach antitrust laws by forcing NTT Docomo Inc., KDDI Corp., and SoftBank Group Corp. to offer subsidiaries and sell discounted iPhones. The FTC said that the move restricted competition and could have prevented the carriers from offering lower monthly charges. The Japan watchdog began looking into Apple’s sales practices in 2016, but did not punish Apple when the company agreed to revise its contracts with the carriers. It was said that to make up for the losses, Apple locked consumers into lucrative two- and four-year contracts.   Source: Reuters  

Researchers Identify Smartphone Using Only a Single Photo Taken by Device

Researchers Identify Smartphone Using Only a Single Photo Taken by Device

Researchers from the University at Buffalo revealed that they can now identify a smartphone just by analyzing a single photo that it has taken. The researchers studied a flaw in digital imaging called photo-response non-uniformity (PRNU). The study’s lead author Kui Ren, explained that no two smartphones are the same, and every device can be identified by looking at the pattern of microscopic imaging flaws present in the images it takes, similar to the process of ballistic fingerprinting. The researchers say that they were able to achieve 99.5% accuracy using 16,000 images and 30 different iPhone 6s and 10 Samsung […]